fleur de lys

fleur-de-lys

[flur-dl-ee, -ees, floor-; French flœr-duh-lees]
noun, plural fleurs-de-lys [flur-dl-eez, floor-; French flœr-duh-lees] .
fleur-de-lis ( defs 1, 2 ).
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fleur-de-lys or fleur-de-lis (ˌflɜːdəˈliː)
 
n , pl fleurs-de-lys, fleurs-de-lis
1.  heraldry a charge representing a lily with three distinct petals
2.  another name for iris
 
[C19: from Old French flor de lis, literally: lily flower]
 
fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lis (ˌflɜːdəˈliː, ˌflɜːdəˈliːz)
 
n
 
[C19: from Old French flor de lis, literally: lily flower]

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